Seminal Papers in Physics

Institute for Theoretical Physics, Leibniz University of Hanover

Summer Term 2018 (LSF)
Winter Term 2018/19 (LSF)



This seminar is about seminal papers ("bahnbrechende Arbeiten") in physics: We will read and discuss papers which have changed the course of physics and strongly influenced what we know about reality today.

The papers will be chosen depending on the interests and state of knowledge of the participants. They may range from "classical" physics and non-relativistic quantum theory to special/general relativity and quantum field theory.

The seminar is open to students of physics, mathematics and philosophy. In order to get ETCS credits, students are required to give a talk about a paper of their choice. If necessary, it is okay to give a talk in German. Depending on the number of participants, students can pair up in groups to prepare a joint talk together.

Students are invited to propose papers. (E.g. from the Wiki List of Important Publications.)

General information:

Lecturer: Johannes Kleiner (Homepage)
Time and room: Available via LSF.


See Stud.IP.

Organizational details:

If you would like to participate in the seminar, come to the first meeting in the first week of lectures. If you would like to give a talk and are open to give it in the second or third week of lectures, it would be great if you could let me know via email in advance of the seminar.